“The Chicago City Council has approved the residential development at 3731 N Sheffield Avenue in Wrigleyville. Located just north of the intersection with W Waveland Avenue and Wrigley Field itself, the proposal will replace an empty lot and incorporate the adjacent existing three-flat. Originally revealed in February, developer Mangan Builders is moving forward with the Jonathan Splitt Architects-designed structure.
“The existing building at 3733 N Sheffield Avenue was originally erected in 1900 with a stone facade and black ornamentation on its parapet, all of which will be preserved in the new development. Units will be rehabbed and new openings created along the northern wall to create a connection to the adjacent expansion. The expansion will include a one-floor addition to the existing structure as well as the new adjacent four-story, 49-foot-tall development.” (Achong, Chicago YIMBY, 5/1/23)
Preservation Chicago applauds the developer for incorporating the historic facade into the new construction. This maintains the historic material, scale, and streetscape, while investing in a new, higher density residential building.